2019-2020 Inter-University Student Tournament: Rankings

… And the Winner of the 2019-20 Economics Tournament is … University of California Los Angeles!!   The 2 teams from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid also stand on the podium, in 2nd and 3rd position! Here is the complete ranking of the Final: University of California Los Angeles Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 1 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 2 ENP Alger 5 University of Tirana ENP Alger 2 ENAC 1 IMT Atlantique 1 ENAC 3 ENAC 2 d’Overbroeck’s ENP Alger 3 Agrocampus Ouest 3 Loras College ENP Alger 4 AgroParisTech IMT Atlantique 2 ITU Punjab Lexington HS ENP Alger 1 ISHCMC IMT Mines Albi … (Agrocampus Ouest 1 and 2 quanlified but did not play the final). Congratulations to you all, this was a tough competition! Scores are posted here: https://twitter.com/EconomicsGames/status/1263505751659741186 by

2019-2020 Inter-University Student Tournament: Qualification for the Final

The 24 teams to qualify for the Finals of the Economics Tournament are: Agrocampus ouest (3 teams) AgroParisTech D’overbroeck’s college Enac (3 teams) ENP Alger (5 teams) Mines Albi IMT Atlantique (2 teams) Information Technology University International School Ho Chi Minh City Lexington High School Loras College University of California Los Angeles Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2 teams) University of Tirana (unranked list) Congratulations! We would like to thank the teams who did not qualify, for taking part in our tournament and we hope that you found it fun! Scores are now reset, for the Final that will take place next month. The finalists will receive instructions by regular email. Good luck to all! by

The Beer Game

Today, we are adding the “beer production game”, by John Sterman (last game in the list in the IO section: https://economics-games.com/games?opentab=io). “The purpose of the game is to understand the distribution side dynamics of a multi-echelon supply chain used to distribute a single item, in this case, cases of beer.” The rules can be found here    by

2018 Inter-University Student Tournament: Ranking

… And the Winner of the 2018 Economics Tournament is … Eötvös Loránd University!!   Amherst College ends the game in 2nd position. HEC Montréal also stands on the podium, in 3rd position.     Here is the complete ranking of the Final: Eötvös Loránd University Amherst College HEC Montréal Toulouse School Of Economics CentraleSupélec The Australian National University Universidade de Coimbra Universiteti i Tiranës University of Michigan Augustana University University of Chicago National Economics University Among the 87 teams, from 32 countries, who registered, only 12 qualified to the Final. Congratulations to you all, this was a tough competition!   by

2018 Inter-University Student Tournament: Qualification for the Final

The 12 teams to qualify for the Finals of the Economics Tournament are: Amherst College Augustana University Australian National University CentraleSupélec Eötvös Loránd University HEC Montréal National Economics University Toulouse School of Economics University of Chicago University of Coimbra University of Michigan University of Tirana (unranked list) Congratulations! It was a pretty hard competition between the 87 teams that registered. Qualifying required a score above 2.165.163 We would like to thank the teams who did not qualify, for taking part in our tournament and we hope that you found it fun! Scores are now reset, for the Final that will take place next week. The finalists will receive instructions by regular email. Good luck to all! by

Duopoly with Differentiated Demand and Capacity Constraints (B. Çelen & S. Feldmann)

We are adding a new competition game, by Bogaçhan Çelen and Sven Feldmann (Melbourne Business School). Players are randomly and anonymously paired with another participant, and play 6 rounds of an airline duopoly game with capacity constraints and differentiated demand. The airlines simultaneously choose capacity and prices with which they compete. The system of demand is linear and symmetric (model of demand). The rules can be found here and and we also included a simulation “outside” of the game, to help players determine their best choice: simulation The game is the last game in the list in the industrial organization section. by

Monopoly version of the Price/Production game with Quotas, Taxes…

If you are an instructor running the market game with quotas, taxes… (rules), you may find it easier to start by inviting your students to play the simulation as a monopoly, before introducing competition.     This is now possible with one click in the mono-player simulation section (“Play as a monopoly” button, third simulation, https://simu.io). by

The Carbon Game is in open access until the end of August

The complete version of the game about CO2 emissions and environmental policies (on which the final of the 2017 tournament was partly based) is in open access on the site, until the end of August. To create the game, click on the button in the blue well on the home page of the commercial site: https://lud.io/ The companion document can be downloaded here: https://lud.io/resources/site/manual/carbon-game-manual.pdf During the final, out of the 12 teams to qualify, the winner, HEC Montréal,  scored 2 296 587. The second team (Toulouse School of Economics) scored 2 287 370 and the 3rd (Cardiff Metropolitan University) 2 105 320. Can you do better? by

[Video] Model of Demand for the Airline Game

Complements for instructors about the model of demand of the Airline Economics Simulation You must be familiar with the simulation before watching this video: https://lud.io/transport or https://economics-games.com/industrial-organization. Summary: 1 – General Considerations and Customers’ Characteristics: 1:07 2 – Dynamics of sales inside a phase: 4:11 3 – Comparing customers’ characteristics between phases: 7:42 4 – Why the effect of frequencies on sales exhibit decreasing returns: 11:19 5 – When can a cheaper firm sell less than its competitor? Example 1 (because of different frequencies or comfort): 14:22 6 – When can a cheaper firm sell less than its competitor? Example 2 (because of seat quotas): 18:04 7 – When can a cheaper firm sell less than its competitor? Example 3 (because of the random component of individual choices): 22:54 The video is maybe not polished enough to show to your students, but should be quite useful to the instructors who run the Airline Game in their courses.   by